BAD FRIDAY

I N S P I R A T I O N

I often wondered why Good Friday is called Good Friday? It must have been good for somebody. During the French Revolution, when the aristocracy were having their heads chopped off the crowd used to cheer. They were having a good day. Having said that, it cannot have been that good for the aristocracy! The song got an honourable mention in the 2013 Song of the Year contest. You can hear song on Soundcloud.  


Bad Friday

I planned to dig the garden but that was all in vain

No one digs a garden when it’s pouring down with rain

If bad days could be measured then this one hit the peak

It’s not that it was black but it was nothing less than bleak

Friday was a bad day, from the moment it began,

But it could be a good day to crucify a man.

 

The kids came down with measles, from head to toe with spots,

I thought I’d go out fishing but my tackle was in knots.

My radio was broken there was nothing on TV,

How could all this happen to a simple man like me.

Friday was a bad day. Nothing seemed to scan,

But it could be a good day to crucify a man.

 

The wife ran off with the milkman. The hamster he went lame.

The rabbit took a heart attack. The postman never came.

The cat threw upon the carpet. The dog had diarrhea.

I went down to the pub, but the pub ran out of beer.

Friday was a bad day. Nothing went to plan,

But it could be a good day to crucify a man.

 

I gazed out of the window. My heart sank like a stone.

This must be the worst of days that I have ever known.

I sat and read the paper, full of doom and gloom,

As if I didn’t have enough here in my living room.

Friday wasn’t good. It was desperation Dan,

But it could be a good day to crucify a man.

 

Paul J Openshaw (1993)

© Paul J Openshaw 2012